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Moreover, the minutiae of child-rearing practices in any society are a product of
the total culture. They are interlaced with values which give that culture common
themes and unity. A great deal of what we take for granted as 'natural' in ...
anxious that women will not be able to be adequate mothers and that the family,
the very basis of culture, will somehow be threatened. - Traditionally woman's
most important role has been that of a disseminator of culture through mothering.
It seems as if the pregnant woman, in widely different cultures, identifies with her
own mother and comes much closer to her emotionally. In our own culture
women who have been in intense conflict with their mothers often say in
discussion in ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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